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PLEASE NOTE: During the completion of the Ridge Road Sanitary & Water Improvement Project – Phase 2, the speed limit on Ridge Road between W. Pleasant Valley Rd. and Sprague Rd. will be lowered from 35 mph to 25 mph.  Additional construction zone signs, with a 25 MPH mounted on the top of the sign, will be placed in the zone. Thank you for your cooperation.



The leaf collection program is a preventative maintenance measure to prevent the blockage of the street catch basins, prevent sewer backup into your home and to also prevent standing water in the roadways which then can cause ice conditions. The city leaf program is not intended to be a landscaping service for residents, and residents should limit leaf collection to their front yard leaves. We ask that you follow some basic instructions:


1. Do not rake leaves into the street, and avoid blocking catch basins. Do not put sticks, rocks or other debris into the leaf piles that may cause damage to the leaf equipment or cause injury to our city workers.

2. Do not park your vehicles on the street in front of the leaf piles during your scheduled week; this may cause a hindrance in the collection process.

3. We ask that, during scheduled times, residents have their leaves ready for pickup on the tree lawn. If that is not possible, it is the responsibility of the resident to bag their leaves according to Republic Services guidelines and place them out for their scheduled trash pickup day.

4. The exact date or times that your street will be serviced is difficult to predict but, weather permitting, the schedule below will indicate the dates we will be in your area. For further assistance, please call our Service Department at (440) 885-8980 or (440) 885-8191.

Section 1:

From: Brookpark/West 54th (East side of street) to W.10th From: W.10th /Brookpark (South) to Ridgewood (North side of street




Section 2:

From: Ridge/Ridgewood (south) to Sprague Rd –Sprague Rd. to W.130th 




Section 3:

From: Ridge/Ridgewood (south side of street) to Broadview From: Broadview/Ridgewood (south) to Sprague Rd.




Section 4:

From: Brookpark/W.130th (east) to W.54th (West side of street) From: W.54th/Brookpark (south) to Ridgewood (west) to Westminster




*City Crews are off on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24*

City Leaf Pickup Map


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To report a non-working street light, please go here to register the dysfunctional light with The Illuminating Company.

The Service Department does NOT handle anything or any trees on private property. The Service Department is only responsible for trees on tree lawns. Direct your calls to First Energy's call center at 1-888-554-4877.  

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Fall Leaf Clean-up Tips


Republic Services provides weekly curbside recycling for city residents. Combine cans, cartons, glass, paper and boxes plus plastic bottles and jugs loose (unbagged) in the provided green wheeled cart. 

Combine these items in your curbside recycling:

CANS: Includes all metal food and beverage cans such as pop, beer, soup, vegetable, and tuna. Cans should be emptied, rinsed, and then recycled.

CARTONS: Includes milk, juice, soup and broth plus wine cartons. Cartons should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and place in your curbside recycling.  

GLASS: Includes glass food and beverage bottles and jars. Empty, rinse and replace the lid before recycling. You do not need to remove the label.

PAPER & BOXES: All paper and boxes can be recycled, including newspapers, magazines, junk mail, boxes, greeting cards, cereal boxes, cardboard, phone books and clean pizza boxes. Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.

PLASTIC BOTTLES: Any plastic bottle, jar, jug or tub can be placed in your curbside recycling. Recycle plastic food and beverage bottles, cosmetics and personal products, and laundry detergent and bleach bottles. Containers should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and put in your curbside recycling.

Not all plastics with the 1-7 symbol are recyclable. See the chart below.

For more details about recycling, visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at or or call them at (216-443-3749).

See Recycling FAQs for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly

The Cuyahoga Solid Waste District offers a recycling and disposal search engine for all residents of Cuyahoga County. Find answers to your recycling, disposal and reuse questions by using the “What Do I Do With?” search bar located at the top of every page of at  


Parma residents and businesses can drop off aluminum cans at the Parma Animal Shelter (6260 State Road) and the Ridgewood Golf Course Maintenance Building (West 54th Street).


Fluorescent Bulbs

Residents can recycle CFL bulbs (small, twisty bulbs) for free at any Home Depot or Lowe's store. Other types of bulbs, including fluorescent tubes, can be recycled at any Batteries+Bulbs retail location. See


Recycle rechargeable batteries for free at retail locations throughout Cuyahoga County. See a list of locations at See also


Recycle old, unwanted household computer equipment year-round at 5680 Chevrolet Boulevard including CPU's, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software and other peripheral devices and accessories. Televisions are not accepted. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00-2:00.


Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste can be dropped off year-round (residents only) at 5680 Chevrolet Boulevard. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00-2:00. No latex paint. Learn more about proper disposal of household hazardous waste and see a list of acceptable materials at

Latex Paint

Latex and any other water-based paint are not hazardous materials and are not accepted in the city’s household hazardous waste collection.  Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the regular rubbish.  Step by step instructions on how to dry out latex paint is available at


The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office provides an ongoing disposal option for meds. The Sheriff's RX Drug Drop Box Program allows residents to deposit unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at drop boxes in participating law enforcement agencies across Cuyahoga County. Drop off medications at the Parma Police Department or find other locations at

Propane Tanks

Recycle propane tanks and other pressurized cylinders through propane dealers and retail stores that sell propane and other pressurized gas. See


When you buy new tires, dispose of your old tires through your tire retailer at the time of purchase. There is a small fee charged for tire disposal, which is a tax used for transporting and disposing of tires through state licensed facilities. If you already have tires at home, contact one of the following store chains who provide tire disposal for non-customers. These include Conrad’s Tire Express, Firestone Auto Care and National Tire and Battery.


The City of Parma’s rubbish collection is provided by Republic Services. Call Republic Services (800) 433-1309. Customer service hours are 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday.

Parma Ordinance # 131-16 allows for the collection of a rubbish pickup fee of $12 a month ($11 for qualifying seniors) to be collected through the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer. If you have questions about this fee, please contact the Service Department at (440) 885-8191. For background information on the garbage fee, click here.

All garbage and refuse shall be picked up once each week on a day specified on the map. Please place refuse within 3 feet of the curb by 7:00 AM. Trash can be placed out the day before but not before 12:00 noon.

Do NOT place the following items into the blue container: Hazardous waste, paint chemicals, motor oil, liquids, dead animals, hot ashes, large car parts, tires or car batteries. Small amounts of debris like plastic and drywall are acceptable. Do NOT place broken glass, syringes or sharp object loose in the trash cart.

Collections are not made on the following holidays:

    New Year's Day

    Memorial Day

    Independence Day

    Labor Day

    Thanksgiving Day

    Christmas Day

If any of the above holidays fall on a week day, each collection after that holiday during that week will be delayed one day.

2018 Bulk Pick-Up Dates

Bulk pickup occurs during the week of the 4th Monday of the month on your regular rubbish day.

Republic Services requires that mattresses be wrapped in plastic in order to be collected on bulk pickup days. This is to prevent the possible transfer of bedbugs onto employees' clothing.

Here are the bulk pickup weeks for 2018:


    January 22

    February 26

    March 26

    April 23

    May 28

    June 25

    July 23

    August 27

    September 24

    October 22

    November 26

    December 24


Christmas trees should be placed on the tree lawn on your regular trash day during the first two weeks of January. Trees cannot be in a bag and tinsel needs to be removed. If a tree is placed inside a bag, it will not be collected.

Separate yard waste collection will take place beginning the week of April 16 and will continue through the end of November on your regular pickup day. Grass clippings and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper yard waste bags not to exceed 40 pounds, or residents may also place yard waste loose in their old garbage cans marked "Yard Waste." Small branches must be cut and bundled not to exceed three feet in length or 40 pounds and should be placed next to yard waste bags or cans. Do not place any yard waste in green recycle cart.

Click here to view a map of the area for pickup days. 

Senior Lawn Mowing

Lawn mowing for income eligible seniors begins when school lets out for the summer in June and will last for 10 weeks. This program is considered supplemental. Applications can be obtained by calling (216) 661-7372.

Senior Snow Removal

Snow removal for income eligible seniors will begin after the first 4 inches of snowfall. To help us maintain fast service, please keep your driveway free of vehicles and keep fences open. We ask that you please be patient as we plow over 400 driveways. Applications for the senior citizen or physically disabled snow removal program, please call (216) 661-7372.

Street Snow Removal

Snow removal on our streets will be prompt and efficient as possible. We plow the main streets first, hills and then the neighborhoods. Please keep your vehicles off the street during snowfall, especially when the snow exceeds 2 inches and the Parking Ban comes into effect.

Snow Plow Damage

If your tree lawn has been damaged by City snow plows, please call the complaint department at (440) 885-8083 and you will be placed on a repair list. Repairs will begin in early spring or when weather permits.

Water Breaks

Water breaks that occur on City streets, tree lawns, etc. are the responsibility of the City of Cleveland Division of Water. If a water break is called in to our department or the complaint department, it is dispatched to the City of Cleveland for repair. Contact Cleveland Water here.

Sewer Service

The Cuyahoga County Sanitary Engineer handles house calls for service. If you need service, please contact (216) 443-8201 during normal business hours from 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday. The after-hours emergency number is (800) 683-2689 and a supervisor will contact the homeowner.

If you are experiencing a problem with the storm sewers, including catch basins, please continue to contact the Parma Service Department at (440) 885-8195. Please contact the Service Garage after 3:00 p.m. weekdays and on weekends at (440) 885-8980.

For more information about recycling, please visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's website at



Brian HigginsBrian Higgins

Contact Information

Office: (440) 885-8191

Fax: (440) 885-8192


Mr. Higgins has overall responsibility for the City’s service department. He joined the DePiero Administration after having served for over a decade as the City of Brook Park’s service director.

A certified electrician by trade, Mr. Higgins has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for nearly 30 years.